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New Porsche Taycan crushes EV lap record at Nürburgring

January 2024 witnessed a shift in the realm of electric vehicles, as the Porsche Taycan, a pre-series model, shattered existing records at the renowned Nürburgring Nordschleife. Porsche development driver Lars Kern demonstrated the Taycan’s formidable prowess, clocking an extraordinary lap time of 7:07.55. This achievement eclipses the Taycan Turbo S’s previous record by a staggering 26 seconds, cementing its position as a front-runner in electric automotive performance.

The Taycan’s achievement gains even more prominence when compared to its closest rival, the Tesla Model S Plaid. The Taycan outperformed the Tesla by almost 20 seconds, a gap that underscores the advancements Porsche has made in the electric vehicle sector. The lap time achieved by Porsche’s Taycan at the Nürburgring reflects the vehicle’s solid engineering, effectively combining speed, efficiency, and eco-friendliness.

The Taycan’s lap, which places it firmly in supercar territory, was achieved thanks to a series of enhancements. These improvements include a specialized body kit designed to optimize aerodynamics, featuring elements like a front splitter with winglets and a large rear wing, ensuring superior handling and stability at high speeds. Furthermore, the car sports chassis and suspension refinements, hinting at a possible increase in power from its already potent drivetrain.

As the automotive world eagerly anticipates the official unveiling of this Taycan variant, possibly named Turbo GT, Porsche has set a new benchmark in electric vehicle performance. This milestone not only reinforces Porsche’s commitment to electrification but also challenges the status quo, proving that electric vehicles can deliver exhilarating performance without compromising on environmental considerations.

Written by Chad Kirchner
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